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H L Mencken on Politicians
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2012, 01:25:21 pm »
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If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2012, 06:41:42 am »
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

-- Steve Jobs
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« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2012, 01:32:32 pm »
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. --  Albert Einstein

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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2012, 03:09:32 am »
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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2012, 06:18:48 am »
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Dying is nothing to fear. It can be the most wonderful experience of your life. It all depends on how you have lived.
 

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As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross   http://www.near-death.com/experiences/experts02.html
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2012, 08:40:10 am »
The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed." —Martina Navratilova

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2012, 08:07:54 am »
Sighted on LinkedIn today. This made me laugh.

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An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes tartar sauce with him.
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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2012, 08:16:51 am »
Sighted on LinkedIn today. This made me laugh.

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An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes tartar sauce with him.

Yeah, I like that. :D

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2012, 08:38:49 am »
"[A] wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." --Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2012, 11:09:20 pm »

"Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."
              --  Lord Acton



"You don't ever want a crisis to go to waste; it's an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid".
              -- Rahm Emanuel



"It is easier to fool people than it is to convince them they have been fooled."
             --- Samuel Clemens


"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
      --  H. L. Mencken

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The Field and Its Knower
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2012, 03:23:01 am »
The Field and Its Knower

Arjuna:

And now, Krishna, I wish to learn about Prakriti and Brahman, the Field and the Knower of the Field. What is knowledge? What is it that has to be
known?

Sri Krishna:

This body is called the Field, because a man sows seeds of action in it, and reaps their fruits. Wise men say that the Knower of the Field is he who watches what takes place within this body.

Recognize me as the Knower of the Field in every body.  I regard discrimination between Field and Knower as the highest kind of knowledge.

Now listen, and I will tell you briefly what the Field is; its nature, modifications and origin. I will tell you also who the Knower is, and what are his powers.

The sages have expressed these truths variously, in many hymns, and in aphorisms on the nature of Brahman, subtly reasoned and convincing in their arguments.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/36239943/Gita#page=58

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2012, 10:46:33 am »
The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.
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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2012, 10:33:52 pm »
"Scientists investigate that which already is.  Engineers create that which has never been"
          -Albert Einstein


"What you need to invent, is an imagination and a pile of junk."
          -Thomas Edison


"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."
          -Albert Einstein, 1921

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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2012, 10:40:00 pm »
“Every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow citizens, usually by force; the messianic delusion is our national disease.”

          – H.L. Mencken

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2012, 01:08:49 pm »
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”

― John Steinbeck
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